The Art of Islam – Local dignitaries supporting Festival

Local dignitary and High Sheriff, Milly Soames will be opening the Faraz Yousufzai Concert at Arts4Every1 in High Wycombe on Saturday 27th August at 7pm.

The concert, described as the ‘Sufi Mumford and Sons’, takes the audience on a musical journey from the deserts to the Bronx, exploring all the musical traditions and musical blendings of culture on the way.

The concert is one of the many events taking place across Buckinghamshire as part of the Art of Islam Exhibition and Festival at Bucks County Museum Trust in Aylesbury.

Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and Chesham will be hosting a great variety of engaging activities, many taking place from April to September designed for adults and families with some particular events for children, such as the Shadow Puppet Theatre.

The Festival Background

The Exhibition (part funded by the local council and a host of local councils and other supporters) started in April with a fabulous launch at Bucks County Museum, attended by over 150 guests including the Kuwaiti Ambassador, Mr Khaled al Duwaisan, well know for his work over the last 20 years as Dean of the Diplomatic Corp and for his impressive inter-faith work.

Much, much more is awaiting the public and is listed on the Bucks County Museum website in full where online bookings can also be made or by phone to the Museum on 01296 331441.

Richard de Peyer, Museum Director, said: “We are very proud because this major exhibition is helping to build links between people and is emphasising the quality and beauty of Islamic civilisation.”

Major items have been borrowed for the exhibition from the British Museum, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, the Horniman Museum in London and from a major private collection owned by renowned UK collector andphilanthropist Razwan Baig.

The programme for the Festival can be downloaded from: